Free ticketed event
A basic knowledge of Arduinos, Rasperry Pis, or other similar systems is essential to any engineering program and engineering projects in the ever-evolving electronic world. Engineering and science students are often using these control systems in class activities and projects. This workshop will focus on introducing the Arduino and Raspberry Pi systems as the data acquisition platforms in freshman engineering physics and engineering courses. The workshop will emphasize how these systems can be used in the laboratory portion of the introductory physics and engineering courses. An overview of the systems will be presented along with hardware necessary to interface with equipment already available in many freshman laboratories. A number of sample projects will be presented. Some interactive, hands-on activities will demonstrate how to apply the knowledge. Participants will need a computer with the Arduino IDE installed and will use the Arduino sketch software. This software is available as a free download at https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software.
Dr. Frederickson is the Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Central Arkansas where he has taught since 1995. He has led a successful effort to start the new engineering physics program. Improving his teaching and making it more relevant are continual efforts on his part.
Prof. Bala Maheswaran received his M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental solid state Physics, and MSEE in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University. He is currently a senior faculty in the First-Year Engineering Program at Northeastern University. He has contributed and authored over seventy publications consisting of original research and education related papers, and conference proceedings. He also has been a part of paper presentations, workshops and panel discussions in several national and international conferences. He is the Division Chair of Engineering Physics Division, ASEE; Chair-elect and executive board member, ASEE-NE Section; the co-chair of TASME Conference (Technological Advances in Science, Medicine and Engineering), and Academic Member of Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), and the Head, Electrical Engineering Unit, ATINER.